Featured Poet Margaret Gibson
Musical Guests The Rivergods
Opening Voice Vivian Shipley
4 pm (doors 3:30 pm)
The Mystic Museum of Art - patio, 9 Water Street
Admission $15, Students $5
The event will be outside on the back patio of The Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT.
Attendance is limited and all social distancing and outdoor regulations will be strictly adhered to.
We will have chairs and a limited number of tables available but you are welcome to bring your own folding/lawn chairs or blankets. Seating will be limited on the patio and with additional space on the lawn.
Feel free to bring your own snacks and refreshments but please note that this is an ALCOHOL FREE event. We will not be providing trash service.
Masks are required at the event. Once you are seated with your group, if you prefer to, you may remove your mask.
current State of Connecticut Poet Laureate, is the author of 12 books of poems, all from LSU Press, most recently Not Hearing the Wood Thrush, 2018. A new book, The Glass Globe, is forthcoming in 2021. AWARDS include the Lamont Selection for Long Walks in the Afternoon, her second book, 1982; the Melville Kane Award (co-winner) for Memories of the Future, (1986), and the Connecticut Book Award for One Body, 2008. The Vigil was a Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry in 1993. Broken Cup was a Finalist for 2016 Poets’ Prize, and the title poem from the book won a Pushcart Prize for that year. “Passage,” from Not Hearing the Wood Thrush, was included in The Best American Poetry, 2017. She has written a memoir, The Prodigal Daughter, University of Missouri Press, 2008. Gibson is Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut. She lives in Preston, CT. For more information, visit her website: www.margaretgibsonpoetry.com
“One of the area’s finest and best-loved bands.” —Rick Koster, New London Day
The Rivergods are a fun, original, working band based in southeastern CT that has played its own heartfelt harmony-rich folky/rootsy/rockish music (and occasionally, some choice covers!) since 1997. The Rivergods are fronted by husband/wife songwriters, Ben and Nancy Parent, and the band includes some of the finest, most talented players in the region, and has had some pretty great ones in the past. The Rivergods make real music, our music… how and when we like and as often as we can. We’re fairly rooted in southern New England, with well-rounded lives (read: we have families!), but we definitely get out for the occasional road trip.